2012-11-23

Date: 
Friday, November 23, 2012

Three Poems

My Young Friend’s ChildrenThey are a fact, they certainly are thereIn the mirror, as you comb your beard and hair. They’re sleeping, but there’s nothing more...

Before FEMA

The language of the Bible haunts the latest documentary by Ken Burns. There are descriptions of “plagues” that sound like the book of Exodus. At one...

Now for the Hard Part

With a narrow edge in the popular vote and a decisive victory in the Electoral College, President Barack Obama has secured a second term. His 2008 coalition of...

Morbid Symptoms

“The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born. In this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms occur.”—Antonio...

An Artifice of Unity

Lebanon is one of the few Middle Eastern countries where large Christian and Muslim populations coexist in a secular state. How long can this remain so? With the...